Eeek! It’s my first ever blog post! It’s only been about 3 years in the making, but I’ve finally pulled it together and set to conquering the task of designing a website (after a failed attempt in the past) and getting it live. Phew, what a mission that was, but well worth the hours of frustration, satisfaction, writers block and inspiration. Not to mention, having to do it with a 3 year old constantly asking for Paw Patrol, snacks and help on the toilet. Oh and the 7 month old at the breast, reaching for the keyboard as she discovered the pleasure of pressing buttons. In fact she’s on my lap now, wriggling and reaching and now 8 months old. Here’s hoping a pen is enough to distract her as I try to come up with a direction for this post…
Haha, that’s right, I’ve no idea what I’m going to even write about today. I’ve so many things I want to post about, but they just don’t seem right for my very first one. I guess I should just go back the heart of it all. What inspires me to want to write a blog. To share snippets of life in the hope someone might find it interesting and want to come along for the ride.
Annnnd she’s dropped the pen…. and wants more boobie… ahhh it’s a pretty cute view.
Okay, I think I’ve got 10 minutes to try and bang this out. Such is the life of a work at home mummy *sigh*.
So, where was I? Oh yeah, what inspires me to write a blog in the first place? It goes a little something like this…
The world today is hectic, life is becoming so modernised and so fast paced, that we are losing touch with the Earth we live on. We don’t connect anymore, we consume technology, clothes, products of all manner, with barely a thought for what it takes to produce it. We consume food without a thought of what it could mean to our body, we ignore the signals that tell us something is up. Did you know there are children in the world who can’t even identify what a potato is?!?! This dis-connection from the world and ourselves is having a devastating impact on our planet, our health and our well being. We’ve moved away from living naturally and in harmony with our surroundings, to burdening it with landfill, polluting the air and laying artificial green stuff in the backyard and calling it a “lawn”. We have lost sight of food as medicine and one of the greatest powers we have for our health. Instead we down packaged food-like stuff, drink coffee after coffee for energy and pop a laboratory created pill when we get a headache. Heaven forbid we reach for a litre or two of water and a banana. Something has to give.
Phew, that got a bit heavy, but the reality is pretty darn heavy. Disease rates are increasing daily, sadly many aren’t making it to old age, and if they are, it’s not always peachy. A lack of energy and mobility casting a dreary shadow on enjoying the retirement they’ve worked hard for.
As I tell my clients though, it’s never too late to make a change. It’s never too late to start eating more fruit and vegetables, to start recycling, to buy less stuff, to learn to cook from scratch. It’s never too late to take up exercise, drink more water and try out meditation for reducing stress. There is ALWAYS time for creating change. And that’s where I get to step in. In writing for you, I write for the future. In a hope that it might inspire one person to create a positive change in their lifestyle, who then creates change in the lives of there family, perhaps inspiring a friend along the way. From there it grows and it grows and slowly but surely, change begins to happen. Someone smiles more than they used to, because they’re learning to embrace their passions and live a creative life. Someone crowds out the processed food, opting for more fresh fruit and vegetables, gaining more energy to actively play with their children or pets. A mother learns to love herself and practice acts of self-care, all the while her children look on and learn it is an important daily practice. This is the change we need in the world and it is so beautiful to watch moments like this unfold, within my home, within the homes of my family and within the homes of my friends. Slowly the change is coming and it’s a glorious thing.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Ghandi
And so I learn and I do and I share. I try my best to take steps towards a more mindful life, taking care of the environment where possible and fueling my body with natures bounty. I’m not perfect and I doubt I ever will be (pfft what’s perfection anyway?), but I can always do my best and I can always hope that my best is enough to inspire someone else to do their best.